Starting next week, Canadian players from coast to coast will have plenty of available major tournaments to choose from over September, October and November.
Things have already gotten started in Vancouver, with the Cascades Classic recently wrapping up, but tournament players won’t be waiting long to get back into some serious action with Edgewater Casino’s West Coast Poker Championships running from September 24th to October 2nd. Highlights include a Ladies Event, Mixed Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha Event and a $1650 Main Event with multiples starting days. Pre-series estimates are set at $800,000 in combined prize-pools. Find out more in our preview article :
Players living or planning to be in Vancouver will also be looking forward to what is often said to be Canada’s largest and most popular tournament series; the British Columbia Poker Championships will return from October 23rd to November 9th. Expect over $2,000,000 in prize-pools and find all the details here:
Still on the fence? Maybe our recap, or photo galleries from last year can help you decide. CanadaPoker.com will be back to cover the events this year too and we can’t wait to return to Vancouver for all the action!
BC residents can also satellite into both the Edgewater and BCPC events on PlayNow.com for more information on the provincially regulated site, read up on it here:
Next, to start things off for Alberta poker in October, Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton will running another of it’s popular series from October 2nd-9th, with 4 No Limit Hold’em events ranging in buy-ins from $300 $30 to $1000 $100. Combined prize-pool estimates are set at $400,000, with the series format a proven winner time and time again. Several $180 $20 Super Satellites awarding seats into both the $500 & $1000 events will also be run on both Sunday and Monday prior to the series start. Check-out our previews of the Edmonton events here, along with results from their most recent previous series here:
Saskatchewan (Regina & Saskatoon)
Starting things off just outside of Saskatoon, Dakota Dunes Casino is will be putting on a $500 50 buy-in, 2 day event on October 1st & 2nd. Dubbed the S.I.G.A. Poker Championship, it’s a new event, so all we can tell you is that according to the Canadian Poker Tour website, the total prize-pool is estimated at $250,000 with a grand prize of $65,000 (includes a 2012 WSOP Seat).
Casino Regina will also an over decade long tradition of hosting it’s annual Harvest Poker Classic with an estimated $500,000 in combined prize-pools.
This year, 4 Events will take place, from November 8th to 12th. Things kick off with a dedicated Single-Table Satellite day, consisting of a variety of buy-ins and making available seats to all of the events over the series. All of the tournaments are single day and played to completion, with noon start times to ensure there is plenty of time to battle on the felts. Wednesday November 9th is a $550 $50, Thursday the 10th a $720 $80, Friday the 11th a $1000 $100 and things wrap up on November 12th with a $630 $70.
All events are re-entry until registration closes and those interested can get a feel for the venue structures and results by checking out our preview for their Station Classic series:
You can also find who the big winners were this past spring in Regina and how much was up for grabs here:
After bringing in some massive fields in their inaugural tournament series this past April, McPhillips Station Casino has raised it’s pre-series estimates to a combined $600,000 in prize-pools over 3 events. The series will take place from October 27th to 30th, featuring a $275 $25 Bounty tournament, as well as $500 $50 and $1000 $100 events with generous starting stacks and a blind structure affording two days of play each. We broke it all down for their first series and nothing has changed, after all if it ain’t broke don’t fix it they say. find all the info and past results here:
Southern Ontario Area
Moving to the east, Point Edward & Port Perry Ontario, both the Blue Water Classic XIII and Great Blue Heron are on the calendar;
The 13th Blue Water Classic will feature 3 No Limit Hold’em events; $150 $20 on September 21st, $300 $35 on the 22nd and a $600 $70 with starting days on both September 23rd-24th. Pre-registration already has many of the available seats filled, with Event #1 just 3 seats away from being sold out a week before the series. For more detailed information, see our preview of the past BWC XII and the March Results:
The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino will be hosting several events of interest over the next few months; including a $200 $25 Ladies No Limit Hold’em on September 26th (5000 starting chips), the Fall Classic $1000 $100 on October 12th (15,000 starting chips) and $500 $50 No Limit Hold’em Events on both November 9th and 23rd (5000 starting chips). GBH events feature 30 minute levels, 10:00am start times and 110 player field caps; more often than not filling their medium li it events to capacity.
Up first, La Serie Royale De Poker takes place in the back half of September, as Casino de Montreal plays host on September 24th-25th, for a $1000 $100 No Limit Hold’em with an estimated $120,000 prize-pool. Those interested can find more information by clicking here:
Then in October, the action returns to Playground Poker Club for yet another of it’s signature DeepStack events. This time the buy-in will be $1000 $100 with 30,000 starting chips and 45 minute levels, affording up to 170 players alternates plenty of play over the 2 days set aside to play for an estimated $100,000 prize-pool. Since entering the scene, Playground Poker Club has had a great track record of selling-out it’s special events; look for this one to follow suit. As far as expectations go, why not judge for yourself from the last $1000 events results:
The Atlantic Canada Poker Championships will take place from October 14th to 16th at the Red Shores Casino in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island.
The $500 $50 buy-in will feature 2 qualifying days, beginning at 10:00am on both the 14th and 15th. the finalists return to battle for an estimated $160,000 prize-pool and $40,000 top prize at the finals on the 16th.